Has anyone had an instance yet of an apprentice achieving in less than a year? We are testing every eventuality and aren’t clear if (or when) the sanction is applied. Or indeed if applying APL lets you claim the achievement in less than a year.
In answer to your question: yes for learners who started before 1/8/12, but no for learners who started on or after that date. According to the thread referred to above, you may get paid for 19+ after 6 months, but it would fail an Audit.
The other scenario is when a learner has some prior attainment and hence less than 100 in field A51a (PropFundRemain in XML-speak) when the minimum duration can be less provided you can justify it.